The Team Behind Bill & Hillary Clinton

Though Clinton and his wife have the last word on how the campaign is run, they rely on an unlikely cadre of strategists who deserve the credit for getting the candidate's act together

For Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Iowa last week became their own Field of Dreams. A shimmering summer's day was just beginning its slow fade into dusk as the eight-bus caravan pulled into Manchester for a carefully orchestrated "unscheduled" stop. The local Democrats had done their part -- a crowd of nearly 1,000 had been waiting for several hours to gambol in the limelight. Gore, fast becoming the Ed McMahon of political warm-up acts, gave his patter- perfect introduction, complete with the mawkish reminder that Clinton's father died three months before Clinton was born. Then Clinton clambered up onto the small...

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